Today I am honoring a life lost in the 9/11 tragedy. As a participant of Project 2996 I was assigned a person to write about and share their story.
Michael L. DiAgostino
Eight years ago today, Michael DiAgostino of Garden City, NY went to work and never came home. He worked as a broker for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. I imagine he started that day much like any other, as we all did. No one could have imagined the outcome of the day. There is not much personal information to be found online about Michael, but I know he was a husband, father, son, grandson, uncle, friend. He was loved and he is missed. He was just 41 years old at the time of his death.
While trying to find information about Michael, I came across a few websites where some of his family members had written messages to him. Their sorrow typed out onto their computer, updates on the family for the years Michael has missed. It’s heartbreaking to read, but not as painful as it must have been to write.
I have to admit here, that this memorial is really from someone on the outside looking in. I do not live in NYC, Washington DC, or any of the cities where the planes originated from. I did not personally know anyone who was lost in these terror attacks. I can only write this as an American that was truly devastated by these cowardly acts upon our country and citizens. I will always remember where I was when I heard the news. I recall the hours, days spent watching the coverage until I just couldn’t watch it anymore. I can not even imagine what it must have been like for the people living that nightmare, the loss the families must of felt and continue to feel. Those people did not have the luxury of ‘turning it off’.
I apologize for not finding enough information to properly eulogize Michael, but I hope it made you think about him and how much he is missed. Today you are surely remembering the 2, 996 lives lost 8 years ago, and if you didn’t know anyone lost personally, you now know one was named Michael DiAgostino.